It's that time of the year when farmers have to make decisions as to which field to harvest and which field to wait on.
Our backyard faces a large field. Every year in May this field is planted with either corn or beans. I love the years that beans are planted because the plants are really short which allows me to have a view that goes on forever (there seems to be less bugs flying around as well). Beans, while planted about the same time as corn, are usually not harvested until late in the season. Sometimes farmers don't harvest beans until end of October or early November because they are hardy plants and they can withstand the weather much better than the tall corn stalks. But this year, the farmer decided to harvest his beans earlier than usual. Why? I don't know, but when I came home from work the field that had been covered with yellowed bean plants was pretty much bare, and the combine was pumping the last of the grain.
Why so early, I still don't know, but I do know that this another sign that the cold months are very close :(